"I still have not spoken to Tristan face to face. And right now, I'm not ready to," the Good American founder said at the top of Sunday's Season 17 premiere of the E! reality show. "I know I'll get to that place. Right now, it's really challenging and tough for me."
It didn't help that the Cleveland Cavaliers player was bombarding his baby mama with FaceTime calls and texts. "I literally just had to block Tristan because I'm really just so sick and tired of being the bigger person," Khloe vented to mom Kris Jenner and sister Kourtney Kardashian. "I just sincerely don't want him at True's party, and that's not wrong of me, right?"
While Kourt felt her sister should simply ignore her ex at the party, Khloe wanted to "uninvite" him altogether. That's when Kris stepped in. "No. It's her dad. You guys can't. Just listen to me: Nobody wants to be left out of the memories that are made," she explained to her daughter, noting that it took her five years after her divorce from their father, Robert Kardashian, to become "best friends" with him.
"I know this is all really fresh for Khloe, and she's really been through a lot, but over time, things will heal," Kris later told the camera. "And she'll be so happy about celebrating events with everybody invited."
Kim Kardashian, on the other hand, felt Tristan had no business being at True's birthday and told Khloe his presence would cause an unnecessary "spectacle." Khloe knew deep down Kim meant well, but she angrily stormed off because she was beyond overwhelmed.
The morning of the party, Khloe told her assistant and glam team she had invited Tristan over the night before to hash things out before the big day. According to Khloe, Tristan was "lingering" and asked her if she wanted to "grab a glass of wine."
"I'm like, 'It must say dumb f--king whore on my forehead,'" she explained. "And he was like, 'No, it doesn't.' And then he was like, 'Can I have a hug?' And I like one-arm hugged him, and he was like, 'One? A one-handed hug?' And I was like, 'Yeah! That's nice enough.' And then he tried to like kiss me, and I go, 'This is the problem with you. You can't just like take what you get.' Whatever. And then this morning, he was like, 'Thank you for letting me see True. She looked great. You looked even better.'"
"I just want him to know, I'm inviting you because you're True's dad, and I do believe you should be there. And I think that's the best choice for True, that's really it," Khloe explained of her final decision to include Tristan in the festivities. "I don't want him to take it the wrong way, 'cause sometimes, I feel like if I give an inch, he takes a mile."
As expected, the party was spectacular, but the event took a turn when Tristan approached Kanye West to complain about the way he was portrayed in a "KUWTK" promo.
"He didn't like that we put 'Runaway' to you guys' narrative," the rapper explained to Khloe, Kourtney and his wife, who insisted they "don't control the narrative."
"That's fine. It is what it is. But I don't need at my daughter's birthday for any of this to be a discussion," Khloe fired back, later crying to Kourtney. "This whole thing sucks."
"Everyone thinks they're doing the right thing," Khloe vented to the camera. "And I know everyone's intention is to help and be protective and all of that, but at True's birthday, it's not the right timing."
"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on E!